The Chainsmokers, during their 4 year partnership, have released one album and two EPs, but their catalog far exceeds this small discography. Since 2014 they have been releasing singles – enough singles to make at least another album.
Their first No 1 song was “Closer.” They had other hit songs, but none had ever reached the number one spot. “Roses,” and “Don’t Let Me Down” both entered the top 10. “Closer” was actually a huge step forward for the group, even when you don’t consider its commercial success. This song was the first time Andrew Taggart, one half of The Chainsmokers, performed vocals on a song. In fact, neither of the two had ever sang on one of their own songs.
All of their songs before “Closer” relied on guest vocalists to add the words to their music. “Closer” also features a guest vocalist. Halsey joined Andrew Taggart, creating a duet about two people in a relationship. The song talks about their love for each other and their struggles pertaining to moving in together.
Gone with the need to have guest vocalists, The Chainsmokers are sure to move their careers forward in the most positive way. In fact, during and interview with Interview Magazine, they talked about how their live show has improved since “Closer” was released. They no longer have to make fans sit through vocals being played through loud speakers. Andrew Taggart is now behind the microphone. He could even perform the vocals of other performers.
There were several topics discussed during this interview. Everything from The Chainsmokers’ origin stories to their demographics were brought up during the discussion.
Alex Pall told the interview that, thanks to Instagram, he can accurately tell what type of people listen to his music. The Chainsmokers have fans from all over the world. Their age demographic seems to be between 16-25, but they are almost evenly split between girls and boys.